Crappie Boat Brakes Installation Instructions & Videos

  • Install the wiring harness.
  • Attach the brackets.
  • Straight brackets are designed for most boats with jack plates. 
  • Angled brackets are designed for most boats without jack plates.
  • Mount the trolling motors.
  • Connect the trolling motors to the wiring harness.
  • Test trolling motors. Check the rotation of trolling motors. Check key fob and/or.


 

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wiring Harness Installation

Connect the crappieboatbrakes.com wiring harness to the battery terminals on the twelve-volt battery. Make sure the positive and negative are correct. If your wiring harness kit included a foot button, the wire must be pulled from the front of the boat to the rear of the boat. Plug the foot button into the yellow marked connector on the crappieboatbrakes.com wiring harness. 

  • Bracket Installation

Remove the nuts from one side of the motor to install one bracket at a time. Do not remove all four nuts at the same time; only two on one side should be removed at a time. Install one bracket, replace the nuts, and tighten. You will repeat this process on the other side. Supporting the weight of the motor during this step is recommended. 

  • Trolling Motors Installation

The customer may have to drill a hole in the rear boat to connect the wiring harness to the trolling motors. The rubber grommet and four screws included in your kit require a 1-inch hole to connect both trolling motors to the wiring harness. Trolling motors are mounted to pull the boat in reverse; the front of the trolling motor needs to point away from the rear of the boat. Trolling motors must always be in the upright position during travel (tilted and/or raised). If not in an upright position, it may result in the trolling motors being damaged. Crappieboatbrakes.com programs key fobs to turn on momentarily; press and hold the on button to engage, and release to disengage. The foot button is programed to turn on momentarily; press and hold the button to engage, and release to disengage.

 

A) Crappiepieboatbrakes.com-supplied Trolling Motors Installation

 

Place pieces of supplied rubber on the rear of the brackets. Install the trolling motors on the left and right brackets. Place the trolling motors with the thumb bolts on the boat side of the bracket and tighten them. Connect the trolling motors to the wiring harness. If desired, the head of the trolling motor may be turned around. 

Remove the Phillips screw under trolling motor heads and at the top of the shaft. There will be a small, recessed nut on each trolling motor. Be careful not to lose the small nut. Turn trolling motor head 180°, reinsert the screw, and tighten. You will repeat this process on the other side. Plug trolling motors into the crappieboatbrakes.com wiring harness. 

 

B) Customer-supplied Trolling Motors Installation

 

Place pieces of supplied rubber on the rear of the brackets. Install the trolling motors on the left and right brackets. Place the trolling motor with the thumb bolts on the boat side and front side of the bracket and tighten. If desired, the head of the trolling motor may be turned around. 

Remove the Phillips screw under trolling motor heads and at the top of the shaft. There will be a small, recessed nut on each trolling motor. Be careful not to lose the small nut. Turn trolling motor head 180°, reinsert the screw, and tighten. Cut off the factory battery terminals and strip the wires, then crimp them with the crappieboatbrakes.com supplied trolling motor wiring harness.


 

A complete set will include a wiring harness of choice, brackets of choice, and 2 trolling motors.

Crappie Boat Brakes Installation Videos

Crappie Boat Brakes Product Demo Video 1 With Keyfob

Crappie Boat Brakes Product Demo Video 2 With Keyfob

Crappie Boat Brakes Product Demo Video 3 With Keyfob

Wiring Harness Installation 1A

Wiring Harness Installation 1B

Bracket Installation

Installation with Supplied Trolling Motors

Installation with Customer Supplied Trolling Motors

Full Installation with Customer Supplied Trolling Motors 

Full Installation with Supplied Trolling Motors

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